Stampede2 User News

HPC Application Tutorial: VASP on Frontera and Stampede2 - 12 March, 2020 1pm-4pm CT

Posted by Jason Allison on Feb 18, 2020 9:43:47 AM

We are pleased to announce the HPC Application Tutorial: VASP on Frontera and Stampede2 Training being held on March 12th, 2020 from 1pm to 4pm CT. This new training module helps beginner and intermediate users of the VASP software package to carry out calculations with desirable performance and...

We are pleased to announce the HPC Application Tutorial: VASP on Frontera and Stampede2 Training being held on March 12th, 2020 from 1pm to 4pm CT. This new training module helps beginner and intermediate users of the VASP software package to carry out calculations with desirable performance and efficient usage of resources on TACC systems. It covers basic procedures for running VASP on TACC systems like Frontera and Stampede2, including:

- how to use a TACC supercomputer,
- how to gain access to the TACC installed VASP software environment,
- how to build VASP in licensed user's accounts for debugging, and
- how to build VASP in licensed user’s accounts with 3rd-party extensions.

The training also introduces the general steps for determining the task topology for optimal performance and scaling of VASP jobs under the TACC computing environment. Furthermore, we present and explain some of the most common issues and solutions to help users save effort in troubleshooting VASP related errors.

This training focuses on the system and computing environment aspects and how to run VASP efficiently on TACC systems. It is not a tutorial for researchers on how to use VASP to solve science problems. Users need to refer VASP manual and forum for that purpose.

This training is being made available to attendees via a live webcast. Registration for this event closes at 5pm CT on March 10th, 2020. To register and for more information please visit:

Please contact me at jasona@tacc.utexas.edu if you have any questions.

Containers @ TACC - 6 March, 2020 9am-3pm

Posted by Jason Allison on Feb 18, 2020 8:12:55 AM

We are pleased to announce the Containers @ TACC Training being held on March 6th, 2020 from 9am to 3pm CT. Software containers are an important common currency for portable and reproducible computing.  Learn best practices on building, using, and sharing Docker and Singularity containers in this...

We are pleased to announce the Containers @ TACC Training being held on March 6th, 2020 from 9am to 3pm CT.

Software containers are an important common currency for portable and reproducible computing.  Learn best practices on building, using, and sharing Docker and Singularity containers in this hands-on workshop.  Also learn how to run those containers on TACC HPC systems, including MPI and GPU aware containers.

This training is available to both in-person and remote attendees via webcast. Local participants are strongly encouraged to attend in-person.

Registration for this event closes at 5pm CT on March 4th, 2020. To register and for more information please visit:

Please email jasona@tacc.utexas.edu if you have any questions.

Stampede2 Maintenance 3 March 2020

Posted by Greg Umbay on Feb 14, 2020 9:20:01 AM

Stampede2 maintenance announcement.

Stampede2 will not be available from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (CT) on Tuesday, 03 March 2020. System maintenance will be performed during this time.

Please submit any questions you may have via the TACC User Portal.  https://portal.tacc.utexas.edu/tacc-consulting


Stampede2 maintenance announcement.

Stampede2 will not be available from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (CT) on Tuesday, 03 March 2020. System maintenance will be performed during this time.

Please submit any questions you may have via the TACC User Portal.  https://portal.tacc.utexas.edu/tacc-consulting


Stampede2 status 30 January 2020

Posted by Greg Umbay on Jan 30, 2020 11:43:14 AM

Stampede2 is experiencing an outage of the /scratch file system.  Slow response times and I/O issues may be experienced.  The system administrators are actively working to bring the file system back up.  Updates will be posted as the state of the file system changes. Please submit any questions you...

Updated on Jan 30, 2020 12:18:12 PM

The Stampede2 /scratch file system is back up and running.  All queues are now open.

Please submit any questions you may have via the TACC User Portal.
https://portal.tacc.utexas.edu/tacc-consulting



Original Posting

Stampede2 is experiencing an outage of the /scratch file system.  Slow response times and I/O issues may be experienced.  The system administrators are actively working to bring the file system back up.  Updates will be posted as the state of the file system changes.


Please submit any questions you may have via the TACC User Portal.
https://portal.tacc.utexas.edu/tacc-consulting

Stampede2 Status 29 January 2020

Posted by Matthew Edeker on Jan 29, 2020 2:25:54 PM

Stampede2 /scratch is currently experiencing a partial outage. Some users may see intermittent or no access to the /scratch directory. This will also prevent jobs from being submitted. Administrators are currently working to correct the issue and restore full functionality to the file system. We...

Updated on Jan 29, 2020 3:41:41 PM

The issue with Stampede2 /scratch has been resolved. All queues are open and full operations have resumed.Please submit any questions you may have via the TACC User Portal.
https://portal.tacc.utexas.edu/tacc-consulting

Original Posting

Stampede2 /scratch is currently experiencing a partial outage. Some users may see intermittent or no access to the /scratch directory. This will also prevent jobs from being submitted. Administrators are currently working to correct the issue and restore full functionality to the file system. We will update User News once the issue is resolved.


Please submit any questions you may have via the TACC User Portal.

Matlab license server maintenance 28 January 2020

Posted by Greg Umbay on Jan 28, 2020 10:58:22 AM

Matlab license server will be unavailable on 28 January 2020 between 5:00 PM and 6:00 PM CT.  
Systems affected: Frontera, Stampede2, Lonestar5, Wrangler, Maverick2 

Please submit any questions you may have via the TACC User Portal.
https://portal.tacc.utexas.edu/tacc-consulting

Updated on Jan 28, 2020 5:28:48 PM

The maintenance for the Matlab license server has been completed.

Original Posting

Matlab license server will be unavailable on 28 January 2020 between 5:00 PM and 6:00 PM CT.  
Systems affected: Frontera, Stampede2, Lonestar5, Wrangler, Maverick2 

Please submit any questions you may have via the TACC User Portal.
https://portal.tacc.utexas.edu/tacc-consulting

Stampede2 is experiencing login issues

Posted by Greg Umbay on Jan 1, 2020 9:39:38 AM

Currently Stampede2 is experiencing login issues. TACC will update when the issue is resolved.
Resource affected: Stampede2
Please submit any questions you may have via the TACC User Portal.
https://portal.tacc.utexas.edu/tacc-consulting

Updated on Jan 1, 2020 10:29:44 AM

The Stampede2 login issue has been resolved.


Please submit any questions you may have via the TACC User Portal.

Original Posting

Currently Stampede2 is experiencing login issues. TACC will update when the issue is resolved.
Resource affected: Stampede2
Please submit any questions you may have via the TACC User Portal.
https://portal.tacc.utexas.edu/tacc-consulting